The Adventure Begins

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Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 19th, at the strike of midnight, Ryan Wade will be beginning an adventure of lifetime running across the state of Iowa. He’ll be heading North to South across the eastern edge of the state stopping in small communities to say hello and spend the night wherever the support team can park the RV. While running across the state of Iowa might seem like an individual pursuit, Wade will have people cheering him on and supporting him the whole way and, more importantly, behind his epic run across Iowa is Wade’s ambition to raise $175,000 and receive the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year Award.



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Each year, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society nominates individuals for the philanthropic Man & Woman of the Year Awards. Once nominated, the candidates have 10 weeks to raise as much money as they can and whoever raises the most capital receives the award.  While many fundraising efforts revolve around some classic events (i.e. waffle breakfast, silent auctions & sponsorship) Wade is prepared to take the fundraising efforts to a whole new level which involves over 240 miles across the state of Iowa.

The Route

Beginning in Eitzen, Minnesota, Wade will be starting his journey Tuesday at midnight making his way down the state covering an average of 30+ miles in the seven days it will take to finish his journey. Along the way, Wade will be stopping in communities, raising awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and just like the namesake of his campaign, he will be taking it all One Step At a Time.

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Stay Tuned for More

Stay tuned for more as Wade makes his way across the state, and mark your calendars for Saturday, April 23rd as Wade runs his way through Iowa City. For more information on Ryan’s run, as well as a way to donate to the cause, check out Wade’s Campaign Homepage and Facebook Page today. To follow along with the action as Wade makes his way across the entire state, stay tuned to the Fin & Feather blog because this author, equipped with a camera and GoPro will be traveling across the state with Wade ready to capture all the highs and lows of running across Iowa in support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

“Training with Ryan Wade”